You know I love running. Despite the
fact that I put weight on this year, because I used my regular
running as an excuse to eat more than I used to, then let the regular
running become rather more irregular… well, a gain was inevitable,
really. But I’ve got back into it lately, combining it with an
exercise DVD called the 30 Day Shred (more on this at a later date)
and starting up weekend long runs again. And about time too, because
I have two, possibly three half marathons to run in October this
vintage dresses have started to fit me again, like this 1940s pinafore…
that, far from the healthful and toning exercise you and I took it
for, running is in fact an extremely dangerous sport. When combined
with general malcoordinated-ness that characterises my every day, that is.
glamorous running girls, with the intention of setting off on a 13.1mile
jaunt around the mean streets of Hackney. Well the mean streets were
just that, since they decided a very short distance into my run, to
trip me up and then PUNCH ME IN THE FACE.
my knee, hand, shoulder and eyebrow, in that exact order.
miles after that (thanks to the first aid administered by the gals in
the form of sympathy, tissues for blood and the few tears that
squeezed out, and a cupcake plaster), before a headache made me
decide to wimp out and I called it a day. I then spent the rest of
the afternoon in A&E getting the wound glued as I was worried
about concussion and facial scarring. I am proud of these eyebrows,
man. I will be gutted if I lose half of my left one to concrete.
off running and shredding while I wait for my horribly painful
weeping friction burns to stop stinging so much… But while I wait
to restart it, has anyone else done the 30 Day Shred? I’ve taken my
starting measurements and am going to chart the effects once I’ve
finished the program! Let me know if it worked for you.